No new deal for Yobo
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Everton's Joseph Yobo has revealed that he will leave the club once his contract has expired.Everton defender Joseph Yobo has revealed that he will leave the club once his contract has expired.
The 24-year-old has been at Goodison Park since 2002, but he only became a permanent addition in 2003 following an initial one-year loan.
The Nigerian has three-years remaining on his current deal, but he will not be extending because of what he sees as 'trouble' at the club.
"I will leave here as soon as my contract expires," Yobo told Kick-Off magazine.
"Players are refusing to come here while some others have left us because of all the troubles in Everton."
Yobo also confirmed that his loyalty to Nigeria had cost him big moves, claiming that the Premiership's big three - Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea - have all had talks with him.
"A lot of people don't understand the sacrifices we players make to play for Nigeria," said Yobo.
"I have lost out on big moves because I play for my country. Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have come to talk to me.
"After we had agreed on terms, but at a certain stage, they ask me if I would consider quitting international football.
"When I say no, that's usually the end, otherwise, I would not be at Everton now.
"I will continue to play for Nigeria as long as I can because I have benefited a lot from Nigeria and I have to give back to my country."